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7 Reasons to Switch from Glasses to Contacts ...

By Sabrina

I’ve worn glasses for most of my life, but last year I decided to switch from glasses to contacts. Not that I didn't have any misgivings about switching over, but I found that the pros outweighed the cons in my case. Here are the top reasons I chose to switch from glasses to contacts, and why I think you should too!

1 Confidence

One of the deciding factors that led me to switch from glasses to contacts was the fact that I felt so much more comfortable and confident without glasses. I know some people can really rock glasses - I mean just look at Zooey Deschanel - but they aren’t for everyone. I always wore unstylish glasses that didn’t flatter my face, and I thought made me look less feminine. If that’s the case with you as well, I’d recommend asking your optometrist about contacts, because getting them can instantly boost your confidence!

2 No Scratches

I don’t think I’m alone in admitting that I’m not always totally careful with my glasses; I leave them all over the place outside of their case. So, after doing this for a while, my glasses got all scratched up! I hated not being able to see the world clearly whether I wore glasses or not, but that isn’t a problem with contacts. When you wear contacts, you’ll see the world crystal clear every time you put them in! No scratches ever!

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3 Sunglasses

Being a California girl, I need sunglasses. And I love them, but I can’t wear them on top of my glasses. That’s why sunglasses are one of the main reasons I wear contacts, because I can see clearly and not be blinded by my beautiful California sun. Plus, I’ve found that while glasses seem to amplify sunlight, contacts don’t! So no more squinting while you drive if you switch from glasses to contacts.

4 Make up

When I work hard on my make up, I don’t want it to be obscured by my glasses’ lenses, do you? I think one of the best reasons to get contacts is that nothing is there to hide your lovely face! There are also lots of great ways to look great with glasses, but when you work so hard on your eye makeup, why would you just want to cover it up? So if you’re a makeup magician, I recommend making the switch from glasses to contacts ASAP!

5 No Wire Walls

We all want to see the world without boundaries, and while I love glasses because they help me see, they also limit my view with their wire walls. When you wear glasses, it’s easy to inhibit your vision just by looking up, down, or too far to the left or right. But since contacts move with your eyes, you can see a panoramic view of the world all of the time! It’s a small difference, but a great luxury of contacts!

6 Hugs and Kisses

There have been so many instances when my three year old niece would run up to me for a hug and my glasses would scratch her darling face. I always felt so awful and feared she would never want to hug me again! But with contact lenses, hugs and kisses are no longer hazardous! It’s important to be able to be affectionate with those we love, but you don’t want to hurt each other in the process. So when your friends and family find out you’re glasses free, they may all be a little relieved too!

7 See in the Rain

How many times have you wished your glasses had mini windshield wipers on them during a rainy day? Well with contact lenses, you can join the masses of blissfully unaware non-glasses wearers and enjoy the rain with all of your senses. While you may not enjoy the rain, you don’t always have a choice of being in it. So if you have to brave a rainstorm, why not do it with sight?

Of course, contacts do have some negatives too, but I’ve found that glasses have more. You don’t need to wear your contacts every day - I often get too lazy to put them in - but if you notice that it’s raining outside, or a really sunny day, or your makeup just looks better than usual, it’s nice to have an alternative to glasses. If you’ve decided to wear contacts, why did you choose to do so?

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